NOTE: We know that most of us are living with travel restrictions right now, thanks to that pesky COVID situation. However: If you happen to be one of the lucky few who can travel safely…or if you are just looking for five seriously comfy (yet cool) outfits that are fairly hard to rumple…this post is for you. We can’t promise that these outfits will allow a spontaneous six-hour nap in the car…but we can promise some seriously comfy leggings and a perfect cashmere sweater.
5 Road Trip Outfit Ideas For Looking Cute & Being Comfy
I tried not to stick to the usual car ride suspects of leggings + a comfy hoodie here, but feel free to sub in one (or both) in any of the outfits I’ve created below. (But you miiiight not want to…this insanely cute & cozy looking jumpsuit pretty much gives leggings a run for their money.)
First of all…these moto pants. Wow. I love the utility style & zipper accents. I’m getting major earthy vibes from this outfit — from the natural hues and the graphic tee, right down to the woodgrain print of the water bottle. Layering a sweater over something lighter (like a short sleeve tee) is perfect for getting juuust the right amount of comfortable in your car.
OK, onesies (or jumpsuits, in this case) don’t have to be a secret when they’re this wearable and cute. I LOVE this black off-the-shoulder one because it can transform into pretty much any style — it’s casual and lounge-worthy yet can be styled up with a pair of heels (or boots) upon arrival. Top it off with some accessories, a fancier coat and BAM: Car ride loungewear becomes date night outfit. Magic.
I’m obsessed with the textures & colors of this outfit. They all come together in the prettiest (and comfiest) winter-hued look. Throwing a silk cami* under your cashmere sweater adds the most perfect bit of hidden comfort (and serves as a lighter option if the heat in the car starts to make you… sweat). These lounge-worthy corduroy trousers would be so perfect for a long car ride, too.
*We swear by washing our silk camis. Cold, delicate cycle, lay flat to dry. The silk will be less shiny, but we’re 100% ok with that.
Cute loungewear travel outfits will always win over jeans in my book. (No shame on those who prefer the latter. Actually, kudos to you guys. Really.) Anyway, these genius leggings are supposedly a combination of sweats and leggings. I’m loving the long pocket and ankle details. The “dark grey” color shown has a little bit of a purple undertone that goes SO well with this deep plum turtleneck sweater. Love the purple tones mixed with creams & ivories. A pretty & unique (yet wintry) color palette. Love.
There’s something to say about pairing camel with black. It just works…like every single time. I love it here with some light wash jeans (Shana loves this style by Topshop) and a good pair of Chelsea boots that are easy to kick off in the car for those longer rides.
These outfits will not be the kind that you run to rip off after a day in the car. Promise. Safe (and comfy) travels!
Check out our Nordstrom Looks page for some really good outfit inspo.